UTSA Coach Coker Denies Knowing Shapiro
Former Miami head coach Larry Coker said he was “distraught” over the allegations surrounding the University of Miami athletics program.
Coker, who spent twelve years as an assistant and head coach of the Hurricanes, said he has not been contacted by the NCAA or Miami.
Coker is getting ready to coach the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners in their first season of competition. The Roadrunners will play as an FCS independent. They are scheduled to join the Western Athletic Conference for football once their move to the FBS is certified by the NCAA.
Coker says he did nothing wrong at Miami, and denies knowing Nevin Shapiro, the former Miami booster who says he doled out improper benefits to as many as 72 current and former Miami players.